Courses & Units

Performance Skills 1 FPB130

Hobart, Launceston


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What foundational skills does a performer need? Leading theatre performers make the craft seem effortless. This unit is a practical exploration of foundational performance skills, including movement, voice and space, and how these performance skills are applied in diverse performance contexts, such as within traditional theatre spaces, in site specific work, and in performance that engages with new technologies and networked media. You will explore foundational voice and movement skills, and investigate how the performer integrates their work with the elements of theatre. You will also identify how the craft of acting has transformed in response to changes in the form and function of theatre.


Unit name Performance Skills 1
Unit code FPB130
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre

Dr Jane Woollard

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 100103

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Teaching Pattern

3 hours per week for 13 weeks


Class presentation (20%)

Short Performance A (30%)

Short Performance B (30%)

1500-word Critical Review (1-3 performances reviewed) (20%)

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